BELLEVUE, WA – Holly Sullivan, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and an outspoken Second Amendment advocate, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

A self-described “modern-day Conservative feminist,” Sullivan brings her keen focus on women’s rights and her experience as head of a strong legislative action group in one of the most challenging states for gun owners. Her CCDL organization boasts 43,000 members and is one of the top grassroots activist groups in the country, with a history of holding legislators accountable with a robust grading system based on their voting records, outreach and urban engagement.

Holly also serves on the advisory board of the DC Project, an educational, non-partisan initiative which brings women from all 50 states to Washington, D.C. each year to establish relationships with lawmakers, letting them know the other side of the story as explained by gun owners and Second Amendment activists. She holds a master’s degree in business and has been working in the field of Human Resources for more than 15 years. She is a single mother raising a 9-year-old daughter while maintaining a professional career.

“The Citizens Committee is incredibly happy to have Holly joining our board,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We are looking at many challenges looming on the horizon for 2024, and her experience and expertise will be crucial in moving forward in our effort to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights. Holly Sullivan brings the perspective of a boots-on-the-ground activist and organizer to the table. She is in the right place at the right time.”

“Over the past half century,” Sullivan observed, “the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has been an unwavering defender of the constitutional rights of everyday Americans and helping them to advocate for those rights. It is an honor to be asked to serve on this board among individuals who exemplify what it means to work collaboratively and with the utmost integrity. I am eager to contribute what I have learned in the past decade of advocacy and learn from those who paved the way before me. The Citizens Committee will continue to lead the fight for our rights, and I am both humbled and excited to be a part of the future of this incredible organization.”